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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to June 5, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Instructional Skills Workshop

Offered: Usually once per term

Course code: CTE601

Description: The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an intensive, collaborative learning model that uses videotaped micro-teaching and peer feedback sessions to support participants' teaching reflection and growth. The ISW encourages examination of teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson. At the same time, participants are able to work on discipline-specific teaching. Each participant will receive a certificate of achievement. The ISW requires 24 contact hours, over three or four days. 

After completing the Instructional Skills Workshop, participants might also be interested in undertaking the Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW). The FDW prepares participants to deliver the ISW to others -- for example, to departmental colleagues. The Facilitator Development Workshop is an intensive 40-hour workshop held over 5 days. The first four days are about eight hours, the last day usually about six hours. The FDW involves four or five faculty participating in three roles: instructor, learner, facilitator. Led by one or two Trainers from the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Network, the core of the FDW is another Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) with the further skill of facilitation as the primary focus.


Check our Events page to see if this workshop is being offered this term. 

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Workshop Resources

Descriptions of our most frequently offered workshops, along with associated handouts and resources, are available here